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NEWS UAV 'Combat' Flight Time?!

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Leeroy Jenkins
pilot
#99
Or maybe I just dont like people like shitting on fellow servicemembers who are fighting the good fight-albeit in a different way.
Just because some one says an individual or community doesn’t need a merit badge is in no way “shitting” on them. You need to chill the fuck out and take some Xanax.
 
The going home thing. Maybe the mental transition IS difficult for the remote pilot. Is it more difficult than going back to a CHU and getting rocketed or mortared? Ehhh. Probably not. Probably only someone who has experienced this both in person and remotely could say for sure which is worse. I've got to put my money that doing it up close and personal is going to be worse. But again, PTSD award or put-yourself-in-danger award?
Both suck.

Honestly, I preferred a cigar and a scotch with the group while watching the IZ sunrise or the AFG first light hit the mountains. F the incoming...if I were gonna get it in my hootch...I rather be sleeping (although one time I did decide to crawl under my rack, which looking back was F-ing worthless).

ATIS
 

Griz882

Well-Known Member
pilot
Actually saw a real Marine (Major) wearing a real pair of UAS pilot wings at AUSA yesterday. At first glance I thought he was an NFO but quickly realized the shield was different. They look good. Also looked at a number of remarkable unmanned aerial systems.
 
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Flash

SEVAL/ECMO
None
Super Moderator
Contributor
Actually saw a real Marine (Major) wearing a real pair of UAS pilot wings at AUSA yesterday. At first glance I thought he was an NFO but quickly realized the shield was different. They look good. Also looked at a number of remarkable unmanned aerial systems.
Yup, here they are along with the enlisted version:

UAV Wings.jpg
 
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